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Art and design are a part of anything we build, but these designers and artists are particularly informed by the natural order and chaos that surrounds us in our daily lives. Some draw on recycled materials while others find meaning in environmental patterns – some are focused on sustainability with a message and others are interested in aesthetics.

Bamboo Everywhere: 15 Built-from-Bamboo Products

Bamboo is a versatile material that is only now reaching its full potential, being used in all kinds of creative and unusual ways. Some of these, though, might be a bit much.

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Illuminating Reuse: 15 Recycled Lights and Lamps

Traffic lights, egg cartons, cardboard and other junk materials are transformed into brilliant light fixtures in these recycled lamp designs.

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Green Roofs Plus: Vertically Vegetated Buildings

Greenery isn't just for roofs. These 15 beautiful buildings feature walls decorated with trailing vines, moss, sedum and other plant life.

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Brilliant and Bizarre Off-the-Grid Green Designs and Technologies

As shown by these 15 gadgets, clothing items, homes and even entire towns, going off-grid can be stylish and luxurious.

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15 Innovative Eco-Friendly DIY Projects

Transform useless junk into brand new eco-friendly shoes, coin purses and furniture with these 15 eco-DIY tutorials.

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8 Eco-Friendly Examples of Great Green Decor

Here are 8 great and eco-friendly decor choices that are sure to make any home more inviting and comfortable!

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12 Cleverly Sustainable Tableware Designs

12 examples of clever, stylish sustainable tableware designs including edible utensils and beer bottle serving spoons.

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Earth Architecture: 15 Mud & Dirt Buildings

Incredible things can be made of dirt, as shown by these 15 examples of earthen architecture including adobe pueblos, hobbit holes and modern marvels.

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Creative, Strange & Innovative Electric Cars

A look into the strange and imaginative world of electric vehicle design, from ultra-futuristic concept cars to designs that'll be available within the year.

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7 Sustainable Wonders of the Ancient world

Green design, sustainable innovation, alternative energy - these are all recently-coined buzz-phrases but historical civilizations have done very similar things.

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7 Phenomenal Wonders of the Natural World

From moving rocks to mammatus clouds and red tides to fire rainbows, here are seven of the most spectacular phenomenal wonders of the natural world.

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Strangely Stylish Sustainable Furniture Designs

Furniture designers have gotten incredibly creative when it comes to sustainable materials and concepts, to the point of the bizarre in some cases.

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Art of Animal Abuse, Cruelty & Torture

Let's take a brief look at this hopefully transient trend and think about what art really is. Is it culture, or is it barbarianism?

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Creative, Strange & Artistic Recycling Projects

10 examples of amazing architecture, art and even fuel created from discarded materials like a decontamination chamber, used coffee filters and dirty diapers.

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7 Architectural Wonders of the Natural World

You thought man-made wonders were impressive? Here are seven of the most awe-inspiring animal architects and architectonic structures of the animal kingdom

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